h 1237, GC 2930, HOLM 403B, 3C 272.1, MCG +02-32-034, UGC 07494, PGC 40455, SDSS J122503.74+125312.8
Jun 17, 2020 Waikoloa, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" GyPSy @ 127x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%
Bright, good sized at about 5' in diameter, round, brighter to the center with a stellar core, M86 visible 15' to the east and the thin slash of NGC4388 15' to the south, several fainter galaxies visible in the field
Apr 16, 1999 Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT
A little dimmer than its neighbor M86, round with a brighter core
Mar 18, 1781
Nebula without star, in Virgo; the center it is a bit brilliant, surrounded with a slight nebulosity: its brightness & its appearance resemble that of those in this Catalogue, No.s 59 & 60 [M59 and M60]."
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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